Skip to main content

1,337
UPLOADS


Media Type
1,259
texts
77
data
1
account
Year
2
2016
1
2015
1,334
(No Date)
Topics & Subjects
947
Armenia
889
History
824
Historical
821
Armenian
428
Asia Minor
317
Christianity
More right-solid
Collection
More right-solid
Creator
36
nicholas adontz
36
robert bedrosian
21
multiple authors
17
hagop manandian (manandyan)
17
nerses akinean/akinian
16
cyril toumanoff
More right-solid
Language
575
English
460
Armenian
39
French
19
Russian
12
German
2
Italian
More right-solid
SHOW DETAILS
up-solid down-solid
eye
Title
Date Archived
Creator
Community Texts
Dec 14, 2018 Tagore, Rabindranath, 1861-1941
texts
eye 0
favorite 0
comment 0
Պարտիզպանը [The Gardener], by Rabindranath Tagore, in 189 pdf pages, bookmarked by poem.  This is an Armenian translation of 85 beautiful poems, made from English by Hamlik T'umanean/Tumanian (Vienna, 1922). A Wikipedia entry ("Rabindranath Tagore") describes the life and works of this influential and beloved Bengali author who was the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature (1913). Attached to the document is an English translation made by the author...
Topics: Literature, Poetry, Poems, Writing, Wisdom Literature, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia
Կայիոսի Սալուստիոսի Պատմութիւն Կատիլինեան դաւակցութեան եւ Յուգուրթեան պատերազմին  [Gaius Sallust's History of Catiline's Conspiracy and the Jugurthine War], in 369 bookmarked pdf pages.  This is an Armenian translation, made by Abraham Charean/Charian (Venice, 1856), of two historical works by a noted Roman historian.  A Wikipedia entry  describes the life and works of the author, Gaius Sallustius Crispus (B.C. 86 to...
Topics: History, Historical, Classical, Rome, Roman, Roman Republic, Africa, African, Translated...
Community Texts
Dec 9, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Forefather of the Rubenids," by Nicholas Adontz, in 11 searchable pdf pages. This article, which was published in the journal Byzantion, 1935, t. X, fasc. 1, pp. 185-203, analyses the origins of Cilician Armenia's Rubenian dynasty of kings. The present English translation was made by Robert Bedrosian from the reprint of the text in Études Arméno-byzantines (Lisbon, 1965), pp. 177-195, " L'aïeul des Roubéniens. " Attached to the document are the French original and...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire,...
Community Texts
Dec 8, 2018 Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662
texts
eye 3
favorite 0
comment 0
Կենսագրութիւն Պասքալայ [Life of Pascal], by Gilberte Pascal Perier (Jerusalem, 1869), in 99 bookmarked pdf pages. This is an Armenian translation, made by M. S. Ter Step'anean/Stepanian, of the French biography of Blaise Pascal, written by his sister (Paris,1684). A Wikipedia entry ("Blaise Pascal") describes the life and works of this renowned mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer, and theologian. Attached to the document are the French original, and an...
Topics: Biography, Inventors, Mathematicians, Physicists, Translated Literature, Armenia, Armenian,...
Ճամբորդութիւնք Կիւլիվէրի ի զանազան հեռակաց ազգս աշխարհի ի Յովնաթան Սուիֆթայ [Gulliver's Travels into Several Remote Regions of the World by Jonathan Swift], in 788 pdf pages, bookmarked by part and chapter. This is an Armenian translation (Smyrna, 1857), made by Sargis Gasparean/Gasparian, of Swift's hilarious satirical journeys (1726), in four parts: 1. Ճամբորդութիւն ի Լիլլիփութ [A Voyage to Lilliput]; 2....
Topics: Literature, Humor, Satire, Fantasy, Translated Literature, Armenia, Armenian, Textbooks
Community Texts
Nov 27, 2018 K. Kostaneants'
texts
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Վիմական տարեգիր ցուցակ ժողովացոյ արձանագրութեանց հայոց [Annal of Armenian Inscriptions], compiled by K. Kostaneants' (St. Petersburg, 1913) in 331 pdf pages, bookmarked by century.  This invaluable collection of Armenian inscriptions has material from the 6th-18th centuries, with a scholarly introduction, appendix, and indices by Kostaneants'. Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Inscriptions, Epigraphy
Կուռնելիոսի Տակիտեայ Տարեգիրք սկսեալ ի մահուանէ մեծին Աւգոստեայ [Cornelius Tacitus' Annals Starting with the Death of Augustus the Great], translated from Latin to Armenian by Eduard Hiwrmiwzean/Hiwrmiwz (Venice, 1872), in 532 pdf pages, bookmarked by book. Contains all that remains of the Annals (Books 1-6; 11-16). Tacitus lived from about A.D. 56 to about 120. A Wikipedia entry ("Tacitus") describes his life and works. ...
Topics: History, Historical, Classical, Rome, Roman, Republic, Empire, Translated Literature, Armenia,...
Community Texts
Nov 23, 2018 William Shakespeare
texts
eye 3
favorite 0
comment 0
Շէքսպիր Արքայ Լիր [Shakespeare's King Lear], by William Shakespeare, translated from English to Armenian by H. Xan-Masehean (Yovhanne's Mase'hean) and edited by Y. Charents (Erevan, 2006), in 218 pdf pages, bookmarked by act and scene.  A Wikipedia entry ("King Lear") describes the play and its peculiar history.  During its 400-year existence, this tragedy has been interpreted wildly, according to the tastes of directors and audiences—including having a happy ending...
Topics: Literature, Drama, Theater, Plays, Shakespeare, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia
Community Texts
Nov 22, 2018 William Shakespeare
texts
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Վիլլիամ Շէքսպիրի Մակբեթ [William Shakespeare's Macbeth], ողբերգութիւն հինգ արարւածով [a tragedy in five acts], translated from English to Armenian by Stepan Malxaseants' (Tiflis, 1892), with a study and notes in 128 pdf pages, bookmarked by act and scene.  A Wikipedia entry ("Macbeth") describes the themes and plot of this drama, which was first performed around 1606 and "dramatises the damaging physical and psychological effects of...
Topics: Literature, Drama, Theater, Plays, Shakespeare, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia
Community Texts
texts
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Շէքսպիր Համլէտ իշխան Դանեմարքայի [Shakespeare's Hamlet, Prince of Denmark], ողբերգութիւն հինգ արարւածով [a tragedy in five acts], translated from English to Armenian by Yovhanne's Mase'hean (Vienna, 1921), with a study and notes in 201 pdf pages, bookmarked by act and scene.  A Wikipedia entry ("Hamlet") describes the themes and plot of this drama, which was first performed in the early 1600s and is Shakepeare's longest play....
Topics: Literature, Drama, Theater, Plays, Shakespeare, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia
Community Texts
Nov 20, 2018 Prosper Mérimée
texts
eye 8
favorite 0
comment 0
Աղաւնի [Aghawni/Colomba/Dove], by Prosper Mérimée. This is an Armenian translation (Venice, 1863) made from the French in 258 pdf pages, bookmarked by chapter.  The author was a major figure in French cultural life of the mid-19th century. The plot concerns a Corsican vendetta, encouraged by the lovely but vicious heroine, Colomba. Attached to the document is an English translation, bookmarked by chapter. Book digitized by AR&AR and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Literature, Novellas, Short Stories, Corsica, Vendettas, Customs, Translated Literature, Armenian,...
Կոստանդին Երզնկացի ԺԴ դարու ժողովրդական բանաստեղծ եւ իւր քերթուածները [Kostandin Erznkat'si, Popular Poet of the 14th Century, and His Verses], by M. Poturean (Venice, 1905) in 209 bookmarked pdf pages.  Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Literature, Poetry, Poets, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Language, Vernacular
Community Texts
Nov 19, 2018 Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais
texts
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
Սէվիյլի Սափրիչը [The Barber of Seville], by Pierre Beaumarchais, translated from French to Armenian by M. Mamurean (Polis, 1862), in 58 pdf pages, bookmarked by act and scene. A Wikipedia entry ("Barber of Seville") describes the plot and themes of this four-act play, which was written in 1773 and intended as a musical comedy. According to the Wikipedia entry about the author: "At various times in his life, he was a watchmaker, inventor, playwright, musician,...
Topics: Literature, Drama, Theater, Plays, Comedy, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Textbooks
Community Texts
texts
eye 5
favorite 0
comment 0
Պուբղիոսի Վիրգիլեայ Մարովնի Ենէականին [The Aeneid of Publius Vergilius Maro], in 799 pdf pages, bookmarked by book.  This is an Armenian translation made from the Latin by Eduard Hiwrmiwzean (Venice, 1845).  A Wikipedia entry ("Aeneid") describes the plot of this epic poem in 12 books, which was written between 29 and 19 B.C., and purports to describe the foundation of Rome. Unfortunately, pages 369-384 were not scanned.  Attached to the document...
Topics: Literature, Poetry, Latin, Roman, Rome, Epics, Mythology, Myths, Translated Literature, Armenia,...
Տիեզերահռչակ պարսիկ բանաստեղծ Օմար Խայեամի քառյակները [The Quatrains of the World-Renowned Persian Poet Omar Khayyam], translated from Persian to Armenian by M. Te'r-Sahakean (Polis, 1922), in 37 bookmarked pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry ("Omar Khayyam") describes what is known about this Persian polymath (1048-1131), who was a mathematician and astronomer in addition to being a sublime poet. Book digitized by Google and compiled by Robert...
Topics: Literature, Poetry, Poems, Persia, Iran, Persian, Iranian, Translated Literature, Armenia, Armenian
Community Texts
Nov 12, 2018 Garnett, Lucy Mary Jane, d. 1934
texts
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
The Women of Turkey and Their Folk-lore, by Lucy M.J. Garnett and John S. Stuart-Glennie (London, 1890-1891). Download includes both volumes of this two-volume work, in 1114 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This is an invaluable resource for the study of many aspects of the history and customs of Asia Minor. While Garnett's focus is on 19th-century Turkey, her historical approach also makes the work a treasure trove for the medieval and even ancient history and folklore of Asia Minor. John...
Topics: Folklore, Legends, Beliefs, Mythology, Myths, Women's History, Asia Minor, Turkey, Turkish,...
Community Texts
Nov 12, 2018 William Shakespeare
texts
eye 6
favorite 0
comment 0
Շէքսպիր Օթէլլօ Վենետկի Մաւրը [Shakespeare's Othello, the Moor of Venice], ողբերգութիւն հինգ արարւածով [a tragedy in five acts], translated from English to Armenian by Yovhanne's Mase'hean (Venice, 1922), with a study and notes in 182 pdf pages, bookmarked by act and scene.  A Wikipedia entry ("Othello") describes the plot and themes of this unusual drama, which was first performed in the early 1600s. Attached to the document is a...
Topics: Literature, Drama, Theater, Plays, Shakespeare, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia
Community Texts
Nov 7, 2018 Robert Bedrosian
texts
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
This is a clickable HTML index of some of Internet Archive's resources about Armenian kingdoms, principalities, and some non-traditional groups on the Armenian Highlands during the 10th-15th centuries. Prepared by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Iberia, Iberian, Georgia, Georgian, Aghuania,...
Community Texts
Nov 7, 2018 Mxit'ar Ayrivanets'i
texts
eye 22
favorite 0
comment 0
This is an English translation of the third part of the Chronological History of Mxit'ar of Ayrivan, an Armenian cleric of the late 13th century. Litle is known about the author, who was a gifted lyricist and musician, as well as an educator and historian.  Part three of his History begins in the 4th century, and ends with events of the year 1289.  Translated from the Classical Armenian (grabar) text of Kerovbe Patkanean/Patkanov (St. Petersburg, 1867), pp. 60-84, by Robert Bedrosian, in 23...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Caucasus, Caucasian, Asia Minor, Georgia, Iberia,...
Community Texts
Nov 4, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
"Samuel l'Arménien, roi des Bulgares," by Nicholas Adontz, in 63 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This article, about the Armenian roots of Bulgaria's famous king Samuel (997-1014), initially was published in French in 1938, and subsequently republished several times. The present text was scanned from the reprint in Études Arméno-byzantines ( Lisbon, 1965), pp. 347-407. Attached to the document is an Armenian translation (Բուլղարների արքա Սամուել...
Topics: History, Historical, Bulgaria, Bulgarians, Bulghars, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenians
Community Texts
Oct 31, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
"Tzimisces' Letter to King Ashot," by Nicholas Adontz, in 6 searchable pdf pages. This article, which was published in the journal Byzantion, 1934, t. IX, pp. 371-377, analyses a famous letter written by the Byzantine emperor John Tzimisces (969-976/977) to the Armenian king Ashot III Bagratuni (952-977). The present English translation was made by Robert Bedrosian from the reprint of the text in Études Arméno-byzantines ( Lisbon, 1965), pp. 141-147, "La lettre de Tzimiscès au...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenian, Matthew of Edessa,...
Community Texts
Oct 29, 2018 Xenophon
texts
eye 11
favorite 0
comment 0
Քսենոփոն Անաբասիս [Xenophon's Anabasis], translated from Classical Greek to Modern Armenian by S. M. Krkyasharyan (Erevan, 1970) in 297 bookmarked pdf pages. Xenophon (B.C. 431-354), a general and student of Socrates, led an army of 10,000 Greek mercenaries to Babylon to aid the Persian rebel Cyrus, who was trying to seize the throne from Shah Artaxerxes (B.C. 405-359). Cyrus was defeated and died, leaving Xenophon stranded. He was obliged to lead his soldiers back home through...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Classical, Ethnography, Anthropology, Asia Minor, Armenia, Armenians,...
Community Texts
Oct 21, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 19
favorite 0
comment 0
Artavan Arshakuni, by Nicholas Adontz, in 17 searchable pdf pages. This is an English translation of an article which concerns a successful Armenian military figure who became a prominent general in Byzantium during the reign of Emperor Justinian (527-565). Written in 1929 in Paris and published first in the Armenian-language journal Hayrenik (Boston) in the same year, the article subsequently was republished in Adontz' collection of articles (Paris, 1948). The present English translation was...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantine, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Armenia, Armenian, Diaspora
Community Texts
texts
eye 28
favorite 0
comment 0
Ազգային ժողովրդական առածներ Տրապիզոնի կեանքէն քաղուած [National Folk Proverbs, Drawn from Trebizond Life], collected by Nshan G. Xtshean/Xtshian, in 23 bookmarked pdf pages. These 705 Armenian proverbs were serialized in the journal Hande's Amso'reay during the years 1890-1895. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Folklore, Ethnography, Armenia, Armenian, Proverbs, Sayings, Trebizond, Asia Minor, Turkey
Community Texts
Oct 3, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
"Ashot Erkat' ou de fer, roi d'Arménie de 915 à 929," by Nicholas Adontz, in 21 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  This article, which is a study of the life and times of a famous Armenian monarch (Ashot Bagratuni, nicknamed "the Iron"), initially was published in 1935 in Annuaire de l'Institut de Philologie et d'Histoire Orientales.  Subsequently it was translated into Western Armenian by Haig Berberian, and then into Eastern Armenian by P. H. Hovhannisyan. The...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Nobility, Royalty,...
Community Texts
Oct 2, 2018 Vahé Oshagan
texts
eye 20
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Theme of the Armenian Genocide in Diaspora Prose," by Vahé Oshagan, in 11 searchable pdf pages. This article, published in the journal Armenian Review 38(1985), pp. 51-60, originally was presented as a paper in 1984 at the Annual Meeting of the Middle East Studies Association in San Francisco. It describes some aspects of the impact of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 on the Armenian literary world. A Wikipedia entry ("Vahé Oshagan") describes the life and works of...
Topics: Literature, Literary, Culture, Armenia, Armenian, Diaspora, Writers, Authors, Trauma, Massacres,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 24
favorite 0
comment 0
Մեր առակաց Հնդկականաց հետ յարաբերութիւնն  [The Relationship of our Fables with India's], by Ghewond Hovnanean/Hovnanian, in 24 bookmarked pdf pages. This article appeared in the journal Hande's Amso'reay 5(1891), pp. 175-178; 210-214, 295-300, 329-333. The author traces the paths by which India's vast and ancient collection of tales, the Panchatantra, reached the Middle East: via 6th-century translations from Pahlavi into Syriac and later Arabic.  Works...
Topics: Folklore, Mythology, Myths, Fables, Ethnography, Armenia, Armenian, India, Indian, Iran, Iranian,...
Community Texts
Sep 29, 2018 F. C. Conybeare
texts
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
A Catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts in the British Museum, by Frederick Cornwallis Conybeare, to which is appended A Catalogue of Georgian Manuscripts in the British Museum, by J. Oliver Wardrop (London, 1913), in 432 pdf pages. Contents: Biblical Manuscripts; Service-Books (Psalters, Hymnals, etc.); Bible-Exegesis, Homilies, and Patristic Theology; Hagiologies and Apocrypha; Logic; Religious, Philosophical, and Moral Works of Mixed Contents; Bulls; Poems, Tales, and Apologues; Historical...
Topics: Catalogs, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian, Manuscripts, Collections, Art, Painting,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
Ղուկիոսի Աննէոսի Սենեկայ Ճառք իմաստասիրականք  [Lucius Annaeus Seneca's Philosophical Discourses], translated from Latin to Armenian by Mkrtich' Awgerean/Awgerian/Jean-Baptiste Aucher (Venice,1849), in 703 pdf pages. Seneca (about 4 B.C. - 65 A.D.), was a respected author who wrote during the Silver Age of Latin literature, and is noted for his philosophical works, tragedies, one satire, and an important work on natural history.  A Wikipedia entry...
Topics: Literature, Latin, Roman, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Textbooks, Classics,...
Community Texts
Sep 21, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
"Les Taronites en Arménie et à Byzance," by Nicholas Adontz, in 69 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This important article initially was serialized in French in 1934-1936 in the journal Byzantion. The study describes what is known from Greek and Armenian sources about two noble families and their branches from the district of historical Armenia known as Taron, located to the west and southwest of Lake Van in Asia Minor. Originally under the rule of Mamikonians and later of...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Taron, Nobility,...
Community Texts
Sep 18, 2018 L. C. Westenenk
texts
eye 46
favorite 0
comment 0
"Diary Concerning the Armenian Mission" [1914], by L. C. Westenenk. The author was a Dutch diplomat, appointed inspector-general for the six eastern vilayets of Turkey (Erzerum, Van, Bitlis, Diarbekir, Kharput, and Sivas). A Wikipedia entry ("Armenian Reform Package") describes the situation in Turkey and Europe at the time. The capriciousness, dishonesty, and evil intentions of the Ottoman Turkish government are clearly visible in this precious document which was written in...
Topics: History, Historical, Asia Minor, Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Turkish, Turks, Armenia, Armenian, Kurds,...
Community Texts
Sep 9, 2018 Cyril Toumanoff
texts
eye 27
favorite 0
comment 0
Հայաստանի Որոնդեանները [The Orontids of Armenia], by Cyril Toumanoff, in 65 bookmarked pdf pages.  This is an Armenian translation, made by M. Ak'ean/Akian,  of a classic work by the renowned Caucasiologist, which was serialized in the journal Hande's Amso'reay 80(1966), cols. 495-520, and 81(1967), cols. 75-98, 195-218, 355-378, and 485-512. The study deals with the dynasty (known as Orontid/Orontian/Ervandian/Ervanduni) which ruled over parts of historical Armenia in...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Caucasus, Middle East, Hellenism, Dynasties
Die Ostgrenze des byzantinischen Reiches: von 363 bis 1071 nach griechischen, arabischen, syrischen und armenischen Quellen, by Ernst Honigmann (Bruxelles, 1935), in 277 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, Volume 3 in Alexander A. Vasiliev's series Byzance et les Arabes. This remarkable work, based on Greek, Arabic, Syriac, and Armenian sources, thoroughly describes what is known about the eastern border between Rome/Byzantium and Persia/Iran, and the border between Byzantium and the Arabs,...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Middle East, Near East, Literature, Rome, Roman,...
Հայոց կաթողիկոսական աթոռին բարձումը 11րդ դարուն երկրորդ կէսին [The Abolition of the Seat of the Armenian Kat'oghikos in the Second Half of the 11th Century], by Haig Berberian, in 19 bookmarked pdf pages.  This study by the renowned French philologist was published in the journal Hande's Amso'reay 81(1967), columns 145-160 and 327-346.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Ani, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Emperors,...
Community Texts
Aug 19, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
Շահնամեի քաղաքական ավանդը [The Shahname' s Political Tradition], by Nicholas Adontz, in 10 bookmarked pdf pages.  Iran's magnificent epic, the Shahnameh/Shahnama (Book of Kings), is a monument to the country's native pre-Islamic grandeur, showing special fondness for the Parthian period. A Wikipedia entry (Shahnameh) describes the work's history and themes.   Adontz reflects on the treatment of some political themes and traditions in the present article, which was...
Topics: History, Historical, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Literature, Epics, Folklore, Tales, Stories,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 9
favorite 0
comment 0
Իրանեան տարրներ հայ ժողովրդական հաւատքին մէջ [Iranian Elements in Armenian Folk Belief], by Joh. Hambroer, in 18 bookmarked pdf pages. This is an Armenian translation, made by E. Boghosian, of a German-language article written for the journal Hande's Amso'reay. It was serialized in  67(1953), columns 196-205; and 68(1954) columns 544-561.  The author challenges earlier views on the Armenian figure Գրող/ Grogh (the Writer), whom he compares to the...
Topics: Folklore, Mythology, Myths, Legends, Armenia, Armenian, Iran, Iranian, Persia, Persian, Folk Beliefs
"Դիգենիս Ակրիտաս" բյուզանդական դյուցնավեպի պատմական հիմքը [The Historical Basis of the Byzantine Epic "Digenes Akritas"], by Nicholas Adontz, in 41 bookmarked pdf pages.  This is the great Adontz' pioneering study of a Byzantine epic, which dates from the 10th century.  He demonstrates the largely Armenian environment of the story (in the borderlands between Byzantine and Muslim statelets), as well as the probable Paulician...
Topics: Epics, Literature, Sagas, Folklore, Tales, Byzantine Empire, Byzantium, Christianity, Islam,...
Community Texts
Aug 11, 2018 A. Karamanlian
texts
eye 12
favorite 0
comment 0
Ժողովրդական հաւատքը Եզնիկի քով [Folk Belief in Eznik], by A. Karamanlian, in 40 pdf pages, from the journal Hande's Amso'reay 45(1931), columns 232-246, 423-432, 489-518, and 637-657. Eznik was a fifth-century Armenian cleric, known for his Book of Refutations (or, Against the Sects ).  In attempting to deride and lampoon the pagan beliefs of his day, Eznik has provided us with a treasure trove of ethnographic information about the prevalent superstitions.  In the...
Topics: Folklore, Myths, Mythology, Beliefs, Customs, Superstitions, Paganism, Christianity, Legends,...
Community Texts
Aug 10, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 14
favorite 0
comment 0
"Vard Mamikonian [Caesar Bardas] (856-866)," by Nicholas Adontz, in 17 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  This article, translated into English by James Mandalian and published in the journal Armenian Review 10(1957), pp. 15-30, was written and first published in Armenian in 1930. It describes the activities of Vard, brother of Theodora (the wife of Byzantine emperor Theophilos, 842-856). Regarded as a great administrator, Vard founded the first university in Byzantium, in the...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Emperors, Empresses, Nobility, Imperial House,...
Community Texts
Aug 7, 2018 Paul Essabal
texts
eye 23
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Door and Threshold in Armenian Folklore," by Paul Essabal/Essbalian, from Western Folklore, Vol. 20, No. 4 (Oct., 1961), pp. 265-273, in 10 pdf pages.  The door and threshold, along with the hearth, were parts of a traditional Armenian village home requiring special magical attention. This excellent article describes some of the precautions taken, using magical symbols and/or words, to prevent demons from entering or harming the family or its property.  Uploaded by Robert...
Topics: Folklore, Beliefs, Customs, Ethnography, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor,...
Community Texts
Aug 7, 2018 Paul Essabal
texts
eye 13
favorite 0
comment 0
Հարսանեկան Թագաւորը  [The Wedding King], by Paul Esabalian/Essabal, 12 pdf pages. This wonderful study appeared in the journal Hande's Amso'reay 58(1944), columns 36-56. The author was a noted folklorist and ethnographer. The traditional Armenian wedding was a scene for heavy combat between demons and the human attendees (armed with magic). The groom was king at the wedding, but his virility was subject to attack from demonic forces and the evil eye. The article describes...
Topics: Folklore, Beliefs, Customs, Ethnography, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor,...
Community Texts
Aug 4, 2018 X. Samuelian
texts
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Քարի պաշտամունքը Հայերի մէջ [Stone Worship among the Armenians], by Xach'ik Samuelean, in 11 pdf pages.  This valuable article appeared  in the journal Hande's Amso'reay 41(1927), columns 435-442, 521-526, and 583-588.  It describes sacred rock-lore: legends connected with rocks, spirits dwelling in mountains and rocks, how  spirits of the dead can enter rocks, how infertile women prayed to phallic stones, the use of navel stones, and special rocks for healing...
Topics: Folklore, Beliefs, Customs, Ethnography, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor,...
Community Texts
Aug 4, 2018 Peter Charanis
texts
eye 43
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Byzantine Empire in the Eleventh Century," by Peter Charanis, from The First Hundred Years (A History of the Crusades, volume I) (Madison,1969), M. W. Baldwin, editor, pp. 177-219, in 43 searchable pdf pages. This is a thorough study of events within Byzantium and on its eastern and western borders which caused the state's rapid disintegration by the late 11th century. Internet Archive has several other works by this important ethnographer and historian.  Uploaded by Robert...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Emperors, Asia Minor, Armenia, Armenian,...
Community Texts
Aug 3, 2018 R.J.H. Jenkins
texts
eye 41
favorite 0
comment 0
The Byzantine Empire on the Eve of the Crusades, by R.J.H. Jenkins (London, 1953), in 23 searchable pdf pages. This is the text of a thought-provoking lecture delivered by Romilly Jenkins, the acclaimed historian and Greek specialist. It describes how a variety of problems in the Byzantine empire caused it to decline quickly after the battle of Manzikert (1072). These problems included the destructive struggle between the bureaucracy and the landed military nobility, the impoverishment of the...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Emperors, Armenia, Armenian, Nobility, Warfare,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 16
favorite 0
comment 0
Մհերի դուռն—Տոսպեանց կրօնը [The Door of Mher—The Religion of Tosp], by Nikoghayos Awgerean/Awgerian, from the journal Hande's Amso'reay 7(1893) columns 239-243, in 5 pdf pages. The Door, or Gate, of Mher/Mithra, is located to the southeast of Lake Van in Asia Minor, and has been a cult center for several thousand years. This interesting article describes the physical features of the rock, its inscriptions, history, and legends. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Folklore, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Urartu, Lake Van, Mithra, Mher, Mitra, Religious beliefs,...
Community Texts
Jul 30, 2018 Hovakim Uregian and Krikor Baghdjian
texts
eye 25
favorite 0
comment 0
"Two Unpublished Eyewitness Accounts of the Holocaust of Smyrna, September 1922," by Hovakim Uregian and Krikor Baghdjian, in 29 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, G. Armen, translator.  The material was published in the journal Armenian Review 35(1982), pp. 362-389. A Wikipedia entry ("Great fire of Smyrna"), describes this horrific conflagration which destroyed the Greek and Armenian sections of the city, and resulted in tens of thousands of deaths. Scanned by Robert...
Topics: History, Historical, Asia Minor, Smyrna, Turkey, Turks, Turkish, Ottoman Empire, Persecution,...
Community Texts
Jul 30, 2018 Multiple authors
texts
eye 30
favorite 0
comment 0
The Georgian Chronicle, in 44 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. The Chronicle was written in Georgian in separate sections by several individuals between the 6-13th centuries. Sometime in the late 12th or early 13th centuries, an unknown cleric translated or abridged the then-extant Chronicle into Classical Armenian. It is this medieval Armenian rendering which is translated here. The Chronicle describes the history of Iberia/Georgia, Armenia's northern neighbor, from legendary times to the...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Iberia, Iberian, Georgia, Georgian, Caucasus, Caucasian,...
Community Texts
Jul 22, 2018 Michel van Esbroeck
texts
eye 17
favorite 0
comment 0
"Legends about Constantine in Armenian," by Michael/Michel van Esbroeck, from Classical Armenian Culture, edited by Thomas J. Samuelian (Philadelphia, 1982), pp. 79-101, in 24 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. The article examines legends about the first Christian emperor of the Byzantine Empire, Constantine the First (305-337). Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Legends, Folklore, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenian, Emperors, Constantine the Great
Ավանդություններ Բյուզանդիայի կայսրեր Մորիկի և Կոստանդին V-ի մասին [Traditions about the Byzantine Emperors Maurice and Constantine V], by Nicholas Adontz, in 19 bookmarked pdf pages. This article originally was written in 1932 and published several times in French. It examines material from Armenian and Greek sources about Maurice (582-602) and Constantine the Fifth (740-775). The Armenian version was extracted from Works of Nicholas...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Emperors, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor,...
Community Texts
Jul 21, 2018 Harriet H. Atkinson
texts
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
"Mrs. Harriet H. Atkinson's Eyewitness Account of the Massacres at Harpoot," from the journal Armenian Review 29(1976), pp. 3-25, in 24 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages with many rare photographs. This is an account of the deportations and massacres of the Armenian population of Harpoot/Kharpert during the period 1914-1917. Mrs. Atkinson, a nurse, and her husband, Dr. Henry Herbert Atkinson, founded a hospital and operated clinics where they treated thousands of hapless victims,...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Armenian Church, Kharpert, Middle East,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 34
favorite 0
comment 0
The 22 Days of Marash: Papers on the Defense of the City against Turkish Forces Jan.-Feb., 1920, in 57 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This material was serialized in three parts in the journal Armenian Review during the period 1977-1979.  All the accounts were written by eyewitnesses. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Contents: Part 1. Table of Contents; 1. Editorial Preface; 2. Account of the Reverend Aram. T. Bagdikian; 3. Excerpts from the Account of the Reverend Father Materne Mure; Part...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Armenian Church, Marash, Aleppo, Middle...
Community Texts
Jul 19, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 28
favorite 0
comment 0
"Basil I, the Armenian (Emperor of Byzantium 867-886)," by Nicholas Adontz, in 19 searchable pdf pages. This article, translated into English by James Mandalian, appeared in the journal Armenian Review 9(1956), pp. 3-21. The work, which was written in 1931, describes evidence for Emperor Basil's Armenian roots. Attached to the document is the Armenian version [Վասիլ Հայազն (Մեծագործ կայսր. 867-886)], extracted from Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes,...
Topics: Emperors, Imperial, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenian, Middle Ages, Nobility, Noble...
Community Texts
Jul 18, 2018 Bussell, F. W. (Frederick William), 1862-1944
texts
eye 38
favorite 0
comment 0
"Armenia and Its Relations with the Empire (520-1120)," and "The Predominance of the Armenian Element," from The Roman Empire, by F. W. Bussell (London, 1910), Volume 2, Part 2,  pp. 335-483, in 153 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This is a valuable study based on Western and Armenian sources, with excellent notes. Also available at Internet Archive are Volumes 1 and 2 in full, and other works by this renowned scholar. Book digitized by Internet Archive and compiled by...
Topics: History, Historical, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Asia Minor, Armenia, Armenian, Caucasus,...
Community Texts
Jul 15, 2018 John Lubbock
texts
eye 30
favorite 0
comment 0
Կեանքի գործածութիւնը [The Use of Life], by John Lubbock (Constantinople, 1908). This is an Armenian translation made from the English original (1894) by Grigor Oskean/Oskian, in 203 pdf pages, bookmarked by chapter. A Wikipedia entry describes the life of this great British polymath, who made contributions to many fields including archaeology, natural history, zoology, biology, botany, cultural history, public education, and law (search for "John Lubbock, 1st Baron...
Topics: Advice, Self-help, Philosophy, Guidance, Translated Literature, Armenian, Armenia, Turkey, Textbooks
Community Texts
Jul 12, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 86
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Role of Armenians in Byzantine Science," by Nicholas Adontz, in 19 searchable pdf pages. This article, translated into English by James Mandalian, appeared in the journal Armenian Review 3(1950) pp. 55-73. The work initially was written in 1930.  Attached to the document is the Armenian version [Հայ գիտական դեմքեր Բյուզանդիայում], extracted from Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes [in Armenian], Volume 5 (Erevan, 2012), pp. 48-80, P. H....
Topics: Science, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Armenia, Armenian, Middle Ages, Learning, Culture, Cultural...
Community Texts
texts
eye 59
favorite 0
comment 0
Գրիգոր Լուսավորիչ և Անակ Պարթև [Gregory the Illuminator and Anak the Parthian], by Nicholas Adontz, in 15 pdf pages. This classic article describes the historical and legendary features of Armenia's Christianizer, Gregory, and the circumstances of the country's Christianization. Extracted from Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes [in Armenian], Volume 1 (Erevan, 2006), pp. 169-179, P. H. Hovhannisyan, editor. The article initially was published in 1928, in Armenian...
Topics: History, Historical, Christianity, Church, Armenia, Armenian, Byzantium, Byzantine Empire, Iran,...
Community Texts
Jul 9, 2018 H. H. Haig
texts
eye 106
favorite 0
comment 0
The First Genocide (a Play in Four Acts), by H. H. Haig (New York, 1967), in 76 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  This play was written by a survivor of the Armenian Genocide (1915-1923). The action takes place at an Armenian school on the island of Cyprus in April and May of 1945, where a sad and mysterious teacher, Mrs. Vartanian, is haunted by what she had seen and endured in Cilicia more than twenty years earlier. H. H. Haig is a pen-name for Mark/Nishan Der Bedrosian. The author's...
Topics: Literature, Drama, Theater, Historical-Fiction, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia,...
Community Texts
Jul 8, 2018 Nicholas Adontz
texts
eye 77
favorite 0
comment 0
Բագրատունյաց փառքը [The Glory of the Bagratids], by Nicholas Adontz, in 103 bookmarked pdf pages, with genealogical charts.  This magnificent study by the great Armenist and Byzantinist initially was written and published in the late 1920s, and then rewritten and republished several times. It describes the rule over the Caucasian states of Armenia, Iberia/Georgia, and Aghuania by the Bagratid dynasty and its branches. Extracted from Works of Nicholas Adontz in Five Volumes [in...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Caucasus, Caucasian, Armenia, Armenian, Iberia, Iberian, Georgia,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 71
favorite 0
comment 0
Սասունի Թոռնիկյան իշխանությունը [The T'or'nikean Principality of Sasun], by V. Petoyan, from the journal Teghekagir #2 (1955), pp. 85-96, in 12 pdf pages. This is a study of a medieval principality in the district of historical Armenia known as Sasun (to the southwest of Lake Van), which was ruled by the Mamikonean family. Covering the period between 1054 and 1207, the article is based on information from the historical works of Matthew of Edessa, Ibn al-Athir,...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Turkey, Cilicia, Cilician, Lake Van,...
Community Texts
Jul 6, 2018 M. Tseretheli
texts
eye 124
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Asianic (Asia Minor) Elements in National Georgian Paganism," by Mihail Tseretheli, from the journal Georgica vol. 1(1935), pp. 28-66 in 39 searchable pdf pages. In this influential article, Tseretheli/Tsereteli challenges the views of N. Marr, I. Javakhishvili, and O. G. von Wesendonk about the nature and derivation of deities mentioned in Classical Georgian historical sources: Armaz, Zaden, Gatsi, Ga/Gaim, Azhahara, Ainina, Danina, and It'rujan. Tree-worship and pillar-worship...
Topics: Mythology, Myths, Folklore, Legends, Gods, Georgia, Georgian, Armenia, Armenian, Mesopotamia, Asia...
Community Texts
texts
eye 108
favorite 0
comment 0
Государственный строй древней Грузии и древней Армении  [The Governmental Structure of Ancient Georgia and Ancient Armenia], by Ivane Javaxishvili (St. Petersburg, 1905), in 162 pdf pages. A Wikipedia entry ("Ivane Javakhishvili") describes the life and writings of this profound scholar of the Caucasus. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Caucasus, Caucasian, Georgia, Georgian, Armenia, Armenian, Aghuania,...
Community Texts
Jul 5, 2018 James Morier
texts
eye 166
favorite 0
comment 0
"The History of Mobarek Shah and the Magician," by James Morier, from The Mirza (London, 1841), in 151 searchable pdf pages.  James Morier, diplomat and popular author, has created a fantastic account of the doings of a magician from the Lake Van area in Asia Minor. A Wikipedia entry ("James Justinian Morier") describes the author's life and writings. This story, with its proto-science-fictional elements, continues to enchant readers, and could make an enchanting film. ...
Topics: Literature, Stories, Magic, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Iran, Persia, Iranian, Persian, Asia Minor,...
Community Texts
Jul 3, 2018 H. G. T'urshyan
texts
eye 128
favorite 0
comment 0
Շահ-ի-Արմեններ [The Shah-i Armens], by H. G. T'urshyan, from Patma-banasirakan handes [Historico-Philological Journal] #4 (1964), 117-134, in 18 pdf pages.  This is a study of a Saljuq emirate centered around the city of Xlat (Ahlat/Khlat) on the northwestern shore of Lake Van, in the district of historical Armenia known as Taron/Taruberan. Rulers of this unusual emirate were generally philo-Christian. They styled themselves "King of the Armenians," (since Armenians of...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian, Asia Minor, Turkey, Saljuqs,...
Մամիկոնյան-Համազասպյան տոհմը Հայաստանում 12-13 դարերում [The Mamikonean-Hamazaspean Clan of Northern Armenia in the 12th-13th Centuries], by A. Shahinyan, from the journal  Lraber #3 (1968), 84-93, in 10 pdf pages, with rare photos and genealogical charts. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian, Asia Minor, Turkey, Saljuqs,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 75
favorite 0
comment 0
Երզնկայի հայկական իշխանությունը 13-15 դարերում  [The Armenian Principality of Erzinjan in the 13-15th Centuries] by E'. M. Baghdasaryan, from the journal Lraber #2 (1970), pp 36-44, in 9 pdf pages.  Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenia, Armenian, Asia Minor, Turkey, Saljuqs, Mongols, Ottomans,...
Community Texts
Jun 28, 2018 T'. X. Hakobyan
texts
eye 103
favorite 0
comment 0
Սյունիքի թագավորությունը պատմա-աշխարհագրական առումով [An Historical-Geographical Outline of the Kingdom of Syunik'], by T'adevos X. Hakobyan, (Erevan, 1966), in 222 bookmarked pdf pages. This is a study of an important district in historical eastern Armenia in ancient and medieval times.  Internet Archive has other works by the author, who was a renowned geographer (Search for "T'. X. Hakobyan"). Attached to the document is a pdf file...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Armenia, Armenia, Georgia, Georgian, Iran, Iranian, Persia,...
Լիպարիտ զորավարի հաջորդները և Դանիշմանյան տոհմի ծագման խնդիրը [The Successors of General Liparit and the Question of the Origin of the Danishmandid Line], by S. T. Eremyan, from the journal Teghekagir, 8(1947), pp. 65-80, in 15 pdf pages. In this fascinating article, Eremyan suggests that emir Malik Danishmand himself--the great warlord and founder of the Danishmandid emirate and hero of the Turkish epic, the Danishmend-name-- was none other...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Armenian, Saljuq, Armenia, Rum, Sebastia, Sivas, Danishmend, Turkey,...
Մի վկայություն գերագույն դատակազմության և դատավարության մասին Զաքարյան Հայաստանում (Մի էջ հայ և վրաց իրավունքի պատմությունից) [A Testimony about the Supreme Judiciary and Trial in Zak'arid Armenia (a Page from the History of Armenian and Georgian Law)], by L. Melikset-Bek, from the journal Teghekagir #3-4 (1945), pp. 73-82, in 9 pdf pages. The renowned Caucasiologist, Levon Melikset-Bek,...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Jurisprudence, Law, Legal, Courts, Caucasus, Caucasian, Georgia,...
Community Texts
Jun 23, 2018 Thomas V. Gamkrelidze and V.V. Ivanov
texts
eye 257
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Early History of Indo-European Languages," by Thomas V. Gamkrelidze and V.V. Ivanov, from Scientific American, March 1990, pp. 110-116, in 7 searchable pdf pages. This intriguing article, with color illustrations, summarizes the authors' conclusions about the origin of Indo-European and its spread. Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Language, Linguistics, Indo-European, History, Historical, Remote, Ancient, Asia Minor, Caucasus,...
Community Texts
Jun 23, 2018 Strabo
texts
eye 185
favorite 0
comment 0
Ստրաբոն. Աշխարհագրություն. Ստրաբոնը Հայաստանի և հայերի մասին [Strabo's Geography. Strabo on Armenia and the Armenians], translated from Greek to Modern Armenian by the great linguist Hrach'eay Acharyan/Acharian/Ajarian, with an introduction by Sen Hovhannisyan (Erevan, 2011), in 158 pages. Strabo, a native of Amasia in Pontus (Asia Minor), lived in the 1st century B.C. through the 1st century A.D. His Geography is one of the most precious...
Topics: History, Historical, Geography, Asia Minor, Ancient, Translated Literature, Armenia, Armenian,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 190
favorite 0
comment 0
Հերոդոտոս Պատմություն ինը գրքից [Herodotus' History in Nine Books], translated from Greek to Modern Armenian by the renowned classicist, Simon Krkyasharyan (Erevan, 1986), in 653 bookmarked pdf pages. Herodotus wrote one of the earliest surviving Greek histories of the then-known world. Born in 484 B.C. at Halicarnassus in Caria, Asia Minor, the author travelled extensively in parts of Europe, Western Asia, and Northern Africa. Known as the Father of History (and,...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Greek, Antiquities, Asia Minor, Syria, Mesopotamia, Armenia, Black...
Community Texts
Jun 21, 2018 H. H. Haig
texts
eye 163
favorite 0
comment 0
Return to Mount Ararat or The Education of Nshan, by H. H. Haig (New York, 1980), in 94 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  This is an account of the emigration to the United States of the author's father, Sahag Der Bedrosian, and family in the early 1920s.  H. H. Haig (a pen-name for Nishan/Mark Der Bedrosian) tells this story and also provides an account of his own education and successful life as an electrical engineer and writer in the United States. Though historical fiction, the...
Topics: Literature, Historical-Fiction, History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Armenian...
Community Texts
Jun 17, 2018 Harry Charkoudian
texts
eye 191
favorite 0
comment 0
This account, prepared by Harry Charkoudian and written by Thomas A. Crawford, Jr., "describes the uprooting of the Charkoudian and Kalpakian families from their homes in southeastern Anatolia in the latter part of the 19th and the first two decades of the 20th century. It is dedicated to those who failed to survive the massacres and depredations imposed on the Armenian people by the Turks under several regimes in that era, and to those who did, and their descendants. May, 1981."...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Armenian Church, Marash, Aleppo, Middle...
Հայոց Ուտիք-Գարդման աշխարհը և Առանշահիկ իշխաններն ու թագավորները վաղնջական ժամանակներից մինչև 13 դար (Դրվագներ) [The Armenian Land of Utik'-Gardman and the Ar'anshahik Princes and Kings from Most Ancient Times to the 13th Century (Episodes)], by Hovhannes Naltakyan (Erevan, 2013), in 261 bookmarked pdf pages.  This is an excellent study of an ancient district in eastern historical Armenia, written by...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Caucasus, Caucasian, Iran, Iranian, Persia, Persian,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 242
favorite 0
comment 0
Խաչենի իշխանությունը 10-16 դարերում [The Principality of Xach'en in the 10th-16th Centuries],  by B. A. Ulubabyan (Erevan, 1975), in 464 bookmarked pdf pages, including genealogical charts.  An excellent study of a district (Xach'en/Khachen) in historical eastern Armenia.  The author was an acclaimed scholar and also a writer of popular novels.  Book digitized by Yerevan State University and compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Բովանդակություն/Contents:...
Topics: History, Historical, Medieval, Caucasus, Caucasian, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian, Aghuank,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 161
favorite 0
comment 0
Դերբենդի հայ-աղվանական թագավորությունը [Derbend's Armenian-Aghuanian Kingdom], by S. G. Barxudaryan, from the journal  Patma-banasirakan handes 3(1969) pp. 125-148, in 24 pdf pages. The history of the ancient and important city of Derbend/Derbent, located by the northwestern shore of the Caspian Sea, is described in a Wikipedia article ("Derbent").  Among the city's many rulers in the Medieval period were Armenian and Aghuan princes. ...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Caucasus, Caucasian, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian,...
Community Texts
texts
eye 233
favorite 0
comment 0
Letter of Reverend Father Sahag Der Bedrosian on Conditions in Marash, Turkey, 1919,  in 9 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages with supporting documents.  Der Sahag (d. 1927) was born on March 26, 1877 into a family that had been priests in the Armenian Apostolic Church for 20 generations. He attended the American St. Paul's College in Tarsus from 1895 to 1899 and the American Theological Seminary in Marash from 1899 to 1902.  After graduating, he taught for four years in Marash before...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Armenian Church, Marash, Aleppo, Middle...
Արցախի, Շաքիի և Փարիսոսի իշխանությունները 9-10 դարերում [The Principalities of Artsakh, Shak'i and P'arisos in the 9th-10th Centuries], by S. G. Barxudaryan, from the journal Patma-banasirakan handes 1(1971) pp. 52-76, in 25 pdf pages. A study of three districts in the Caucasus  and their medieval rulers, based on Classical and Caucasian sources.  The author was a celebrated historian and publisher of Armenian inscriptions. Wikipedia has entries on...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Medieval, Caucasus, Caucasian, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian,...
Community Texts
Jun 8, 2018 Kerope Patkanov
texts
eye 183
favorite 0
comment 0
Цыган ы : несколько слов о наречияx закавказских цыган, Боша и Карачи [Gypsies: A Few Words on the Dialects of the Transcaucasian Gypsies, the Bosha and the Karachi], by Kerope Patkanov/Patkanian (St. Petersburg, 1887), in 160 pdf pages. Book digitized by Google and uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Language, Linguistics, Ethnography, Caucasus, Caucasian, Gypsies, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Tat, Iran
Community Texts
Jun 6, 2018 T'. X. Hakobyan
texts
eye 256
favorite 0
comment 0
Անի մայրաքաղա ք  [The Capital City Ani], by T'. X. Hakobyan (Erevan, 1988), in 363 bookmarked pdf pages, with numerous illustrations.  A thorough history of an important city in eastern Asia Minor, which was capital of the medieval Armenian kingdom of the Bagratids and later ruled by the Saljuqs/Seljuqs, the Georgian Bagratids, the Zakarids, and the Mongols.  Book digitized by Yerevan State University and compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Բովանդակություն/Contents:...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Medieval, Georgia, Georgian, Caucasus, Caucasian,...
"Վարդապետք Հայոց հիւսիսային կողմանց" և նրանց ինքնությունը ["The Armenian Vardapets of the Northern Regions" and Their Identity], by Levon Melikset-Bek, in 299 bookmarked pdf pages, with rare photos. This is a Modern Armenian translation (Etchmiadzin, 2016) of a Georgian monograph (Tbilisi, 1928) dealing with vardapets (Doctors of the Armenian Church) from areas of northern historical Armenia.  Translated, with an introductory...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Georgian, Caucasus, Caucasian, Christianity,...
Community Texts
May 20, 2018 Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani
texts
eye 81
favorite 0
comment 0
The Book of Wisdom and Lies, by Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani, translated into English by John Oliver Wardrop (London, 1894), in 276 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  This wonderful book contains Georgian fables and folktales collected by a major figure in Georgian intellectual history. A Wikipedia entry ("Sulkhan-Saba Orbeliani") describes the remarkable life and works of the author (1658-1725), who was uncle, teacher, and advisor to the enlightened King Vakhtang VI. Orbeliani also was...
Topics: Folklore, Folk Literature, Folktales, Legends, Myths, Stories, Wisdom Literature, Georgia,...
Community Texts
May 20, 2018 Avedis K. Sanjian
texts
eye 179
favorite 0
comment 0
The Armenian Communities in Syria under Ottoman Domination, by Avedis K. Sanjian (Cambridge, Mass., 1965), in 401 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  Written by an acclaimed historian, this work is an excellent, detailed study of the Armenians in Syria during four centuries of Ottoman rule (1516-1918).  Contents: 1. The Armenians in Cilicia and Syria before the Ottomans; 2. The Armenian Millet under Ottoman Dominion; 3. The Historical Evolution and Economic Status of the Communities in...
Topics: History, Historical, Syria, Syrian, Armenia, Armenian, Cilicia, Cilician, Armenian Church,...
Community Texts
May 8, 2018 Anonymous
texts
eye 166
favorite 1
comment 0
Physiologus for Grownups, Tales from a Medieval Bestiary with Moral Guidance Removed, in 17 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  If you've ever wondered about the sex lives of mythological creatures, this is a must-read. Full of astonishing information, some of a semi-prurient nature, Physiologus was one of the most popular works in medieval Europe, after the Bible--for more than a thousand years.  According to a Wikipedia entry ("Physiologus"), these stories of real and fantastic...
Topics: Folklore, Folk Literature, Legends, Stories, Wonder Tales, Myths, Mythology, Literature, Medieval,...
Community Texts
May 5, 2018 A. G. Seklemian
texts
eye 63
favorite 0
comment 0
The Golden Maiden and Other Folk Tales and Fairy Stories Told in Armenia, by A. G. Seklemian (New York, 1898), in 260 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. These tales are drawn from Garegin Sruandzeants' collections Mananay [Manna] (1876), Hamov Hodov [Delicious and Fragrant] (1904), and Seklemian's own collection made in the Karin/Ezerum area. Book digitized by Internet Archive and compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Folklore, Folk Literature, Legends, Stories, Tales, Myths, Mythology, History, Historical, Armenia,...
Community Texts
May 5, 2018 James Morier
texts
eye 261
favorite 0
comment 0
Ayesha, the Maid of Kars, by James Morier (London, 1834), in 1001 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  Download includes all three volumes of this three-volume novel, by the diplomat and popular writer, James Morier. A Wikipedia entry ("James Justinian Morier") describes the author's remarkable and enduring achievements. This is a story about the love between the young, rich, and handsome British traveller, Lord Osmond, and the beautiful and mysterious Ayesha.  Packed with...
Topics: Literature, Fiction, History, Historical, Asia Minor, Turkey, Turkish, Turks, Ottoman Empire,...
Community Texts
May 4, 2018 Charles Downing
texts
eye 151
favorite 0
comment 0
Armenian Folk-tales and Fables (Oxford, 1972), in 230 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages, by Charles Downing (translator), and William Papas (illustrator). This great collection includes some unusual Armenian folktales as well as proverbs, and a group of fables by medieval authors Mxit'ar Gosh and Vardan of Aygek. "Charles Downing" is a pen-name for the noted British Caucasiologist, Charles Dowsett (C.J.F. Dowsett).  Scanned by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Folklore, Folk Literature, Legends, Stories, Tales, Myths, Mythology, History, Historical, Armenia,...
Community Texts
May 3, 2018 T'. X. Hakobyan
texts
eye 106
favorite 0
comment 0
Պատմական Հայաստանի քաղաքները [The Cities of Historical Armenia], by T'. X. Hakobyan (Erevan, 1987), in 277 bookmarked pdf pages, with many rare photos.  This important work describes the cities of historical Armenia in central and eastern Asia Minor, in Cilicia, and Iran. Book digitized by Yerevan State University and compiled by Robert Bedrosian. An excellent companion work is available at Internet Archive: search for "Maps of Historical Armenia"....
Topics: Geography, Geographical, History, Historical, Asia Minor, Armenia, Armenian, Mesopotamia, Iran,...
Community Texts
May 1, 2018 Multiple authors
texts
eye 333
favorite 0
comment 0
Maps of Historical Armenia and Neighboring Lands.  This download, in 62 bookmarked pdf pages, is a collection of color and black-and-white maps in Armenian, Russian, and English, showing historical Armenia from remote antiquity through the 14th century. Most of the maps were drawn by the renowned cartographer Suren T. Eremyan. Other cartographers include E. V. Xanzadyan, M. A. Katvalyan, B. H. Harut'yunyan and Cyril Toumanoff. Compiled by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: Maps, Cartography, History, Historical, Asia Minor, Armenia, Armenian, Mesopotamia, Iran, Persia,...
Community Texts
Apr 28, 2018 Susie Hoogasian-Villa
texts
eye 217
favorite 1
comment 0
100 Armenian Tales and Their Folkloristic Relevance, collected and edited by Susie Hoogasian-Villa  (Detroit, 1966), in 594 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages.  These tales were collected in the 1940s in the Delray section of Detroit.  The narrators were Armenians from areas to the west of Lake Van, who had fled from Turkey in the period 1915-1923 and made new lives in the United States.  This excellent work, prepared by an able student of folklore, is the first collection of Armenian...
Topics: Folklore, Folk Literature, Legends, Stories, Myths, Mythology, History, Historical, Armenia,...
Community Texts
Apr 23, 2018 L. Melikset-Bek, translator
texts
eye 39
favorite 0
comment 0
Վրաց աղբյուրները Հայաստանի և հայերի մասին/Vrats' aghbyurnere" Hayastani ev hayeri masin [Georgian Sources on Armenia and the Armenians] -01 (Erevan, 1934), in 284 bookmarked pdf pages. This is volume one of three, in a series of Modern Armenian translations of Georgian historical sources, translated and annotated by the great Caucasiologist, Levon Melikset-Bek.  These sources date from the 5th-12th centuries and describe the events of that period. Book...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Iberia, Georgian, Georgica, Iberian, Caucasus,...
Community Texts
Apr 23, 2018 L. Melikset-Bek, translator
texts
eye 31
favorite 0
comment 0
Վրաց աղբյուրները Հայաստանի և հայերի մասին/Vrats' aghbyurnere" Hayastani ev hayeri masin [Georgian Sources on Armenia and the Armenians] -02 (Erevan, 1936), in 174 bookmarked pdf pages.  This is volume two of three, in a series of Modern Armenian translations of Georgian historical sources, translated and annotated by Levon Melikset-Bek  These sources date from the 13th-18th centuries and describe the events of those centuries, and earlier. Book...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Iberia, Georgian, Georgica, Iberian, Caucasus,...
Community Texts
Apr 23, 2018 L. Melikset-Bek, translator
texts
eye 53
favorite 0
comment 0
Վրաց աղբյուրները Հայաստանի և հայերի մասին/Vrats' aghbyurnere" Hayastani ev hayeri masin [Georgian Sources on Armenia and the Armenians] -03 (Erevan, 1955), in 345 bookmarked pdf pages.  This is volume three of three, in a series of Modern Armenian translations of Georgian historical sources, translated and annotated by  Levon Melikset-Bek.  These sources date from the 18th-early 19th centuries and describe the events of those centuries and earlier. ...
Topics: History, Historical, Armenia, Armenian, Georgia, Iberia, Georgian, Georgica, Iberian, Caucasus,...
Community Texts
Apr 20, 2018 Jean de La Fontaine
texts
eye 164
favorite 0
comment 0
Առակք Լաֆոնդենի [The Fables of La Fontaine], Anton Garagashean, translator (Vienna, 1894), in 499 pdf pages, bookmarked by book and chapter.  This is an Armenian translation of the delightful fables collected by Jean de La Fontaine.  A Wikipedia entry ("Jean de La Fontaine") describes the life of this unusual author, who was one of the most popular French writers of the 17th century. Another Wikipedia entry  ("La Fontaine's Fables") describes the fables and...
Topics: Fables, Tales, Folklore, Legends, Stories, Literature, Humor, French Poetry, Translated Literature,...
Community Texts
Apr 16, 2018 Richard G. Hovannisian
texts
eye 472
favorite 0
comment 0
"The Armenian Question in the Ottoman Empire, 1876-1914," by Richard G. Hovannisian, from The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, volume 2, Foreign Dominion to Statehood: The Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century (New York, 1997), Richard G. Hovannisian, editor, pp. 203-238, in 46 searchable pdf pages. Contents: Internationalization of the Armenian Question; The Armenian Revolutionary Movement; Demonstration and Revolt; The Massacres of 1895-1896; New Directions; The...
Topics: History, Historical, Historiography Asia Minor, Turkey, Turkish, Turks, Ottoman Empire, Armenia,...
Community Texts
Apr 16, 2018 Christopher J. Walker
texts
eye 373
favorite 0
comment 0
"World War I and the Armenian Genocide," by Christopher J. Walker, from The Armenian People from Ancient to Modern Times, volume 2, Foreign Dominion to Statehood: The Fifteenth Century to the Twentieth Century (New York, 1997), Richard G. Hovannisian, editor, pp. 239-273, in 48 searchable pdf pages.  An excellent review of a fateful period. Scanned and uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.
Topics: History, Historical, Historiography Asia Minor, Turkey, Turkish, Turks, Ottoman Empire, Armenia,...
Community Texts
Apr 8, 2018 Armen Petrosyan
texts
eye 427
favorite 0
comment 0
Հայագիտական ուսումնասիրություններ [Armenological Studies], by Armen Petrosyan, in 1071 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This is a collection of 37 Armenian-language articles and monographs about the folklore, mythology, language, and history of Armenia and its neighbors, published by the distinguished philologist between the years 1997 and 2017.  Compiled by Robert Bedrosian. Բովանդակություն/Contents:  Արամի առասպելը...
Topics: History, Historical, Folklore, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Language, Linguistics, Armenia, Armenian,...
Community Texts
Apr 7, 2018 Armen Petrosyan
texts
eye 555
favorite 0
comment 0
Арменоведческие  исследования [Armenological Studies], by Armen Petrosyan  (Erevan, 2014) in 268 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. Twelve Russian-language articles published in various journals by Petrosyan during the past ten years. From the book jacket: "This book is devoted to the study of various aspects of the history and culture of Armenia from earliest times to the present. Its articles share a thematic connection to folklore: from Indo-European and...
Topics: History, Historical, Folklore, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Language, Linguistics, Armenia, Armenian,...
Community Texts
Apr 7, 2018 Armen Petrosyan
texts
eye 230
favorite 0
comment 0
Problems of Armenian Prehistory. Myth, Language, History, by Armen Petrosyan (Erevan, 2015), in 264 searchable and bookmarked pdf pages. This is a collection of twelve stunning articles in English, written by the world-renowned Armenian polymath. Uploaded by Robert Bedrosian.   Contents: "Forefather Hayk in the Light of Comparative Mythology," from Journal of Indo-European Studies Vol. 37, 2009, Number 1 & 2, pp. 155-163; "The Indo-European *H2ner(t)-s and the  Dānu...
Topics: History, Historical, Folklore, Legends, Myths, Mythology, Language, Linguistics, Armenia, Armenian,...
Community Texts
Apr 6, 2018 Vasilii Vasilevich Latyshev
texts
eye 338
favorite 0
comment 0
Известия древних греческих и латинских писателей о Скифии и Кавказе [Scythica et Caucasica e veteribus scriptoribus graecis et latinis/Information of Ancient Greek and Latin Authors about Scythia and the Caucasus]  by V. V. Latyshev (St. Petersburg, 1904), in 463 pdf pages. This is volume 2 of 2, and contains Latin texts with facing Russian translations. Internet Archive also has volume 1, which contains Greek texts and Russian...
Topics: History, Historical, Ancient, Remote Antiquity, Classical Antiquity, Scyths, Scythica, Caucasus,...